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Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Journal Staff

Interlibrary Loan Instructions for Journal Staff

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Where to submit an Interlibrary Loan request

Submit requests through the ILLiad System. The link to the page can be found under Student Resources on the Law Library's home page.

How to Search For a Citation

Check first if the material is not readily available at or accessible through the Law Library.

Print Books, E-books, Videos & Physical Items:

Policy 1: Your editor permits you to check out all physical items under your own account Policy 2: Your editor instructs you to use only the journal's account for all non-Law Library physical items
  1. WRLC (Georgetown U. + Consortium) Advanced Search or Book Search by Citation. Search for book or item title.
  2. After finding a matching catalog record, sign in with your NetID & Password, click on or Request from a Consortium Library. Select Georgetown University Law Library as a Pick-up Institution.
  3. If you receive  consortium loan cancellation notice shortly after submitting a request, then in the catalog record click on Request This Item Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and sign into the appropriate ILLiad account.
  4. If there is no exact, matching record, then submit an ILL request via ILLiad. There is an Interlibrary Loan tab in the top menu bar in Advanced Search and Search by Citation.
  1. WorldCat. Search for book or item title.
  2. A green "Georgetown Law Library" icon in a matching record may mean that the library owns a copy. Check for availability by following steps outlined in Policy 1.
  3. If a green icon does not appear, then in the matching record click on gray "Click here to request via ILL." Sign into ILLiad with your journal's username & password.

Finding Access to Electronic Articles & Publicatons:

Searching by the Journal or Newspaper Publication Title Options: Searching by the Article Title Options:
  • Journal Finder: The results may include the Law Library's holdings of print volumes which can be helpful in locating articles that do not exist in electronic format.
  • Journal Search by Citation: Click on "Journal" before entering information.
  • Article Search by Citation:  You may also search by article title in this search engine.
If a print copy cannot be located or electronic version cannot be accessed, then submit an ILL request. There is an Interlibrary Loan tab in the top menu bar in Journal Finder and Search by Citation. in addition to the Request This Item Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) option in a catalog record. Sign into ILLiad using the account preferred by your editor. If a print copy cannot be located or electronic version cannot be accessed, then submit an ILL request. There is an Interlibrary Loan tab in the top menu bar in Journal Finder and Search by Citation. in addition to the Request This Item Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) option in a catalog record. Sign into ILLiad using the account preferred by your editor.

When to Use Interlibrary Loan Service as a Journal Staff

  • For a book, use ILL service if the Law Library does not own a copy, or has a copy that is checked out, lost or missing, or does not provide access to an e-version.
    • While in Advanced Search, Journal Finder or Search by Citation, click on the Interlibrary Loan tab to access ILLiad, or use the Request This Item Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) option in a catalog record.
    • You are not expected to check further than our collection. Just note that submitting your book requests directly to consortium libraries  may reduce turnaround time.
  • For an article, use ILL service if the Law Library does not own the journal or newspaper in print / microfilm, or offer a full-text electronically.
    • While in Advanced Search, Journal Finder or Search by Citation, click on the Interlibrary Loan tab to access ILLiad, or use the Request This Item Through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) option in a catalog record.